Thursday, October 30, 2008

Little Bloomers opens December 1st!


Hi there. For those of you who do not know...I am starting a day care in my home! I begin December 1st and I am very excited!!! I will be caring for 4 babies and Calvin. I know, that's a lot, but I have no doubt that I will love it! I am going into this knowing that there will be challenges and obstacles, but I love children and this is something that I have wanted to do for a long time.

Now that Calvin is in my life I want to be at home with him and watch him grow and see all the fun milestones. As a new mom I have learned that the kinds of things you want for your child is most likely very similar to what other parents want for their children as well. It is hard for parents to trust someone they don't know with their baby. I want to love and care for children whose parents do have to work during the day, and give them a safe and nurturing environment to grow and learn while their parents are away.

This is a special quote that helped me through the last couple of months...
"If you have a goal in life that takes a lot of energy, that requires a lot of work, that incurs a great deal of interest and that is a challenge to you, you will always look forward to waking up to see what the new day brings." -Susan Polis Schultz

Caring for little ones has been my goal and thanks to Aaron and his support (and God of course) my new journey is about to begin. Wish me luck!

Love,
Abby

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

November is just around the corner!?!?!



The days go by so fast, don't they? I just looked at the calendar and November is only 1 1/2 weeks away! Election Day will be here before you know it! Wow!

Our family does not have anything to exciting to report on. We are happy that we got to enjoy some time outside last weekend before this cold weather came through. I hate how the weather turns so fast...I was hoping for a longer fall.

Calvin just turned 8 months old, he has 4 teeth now and daddy thinks that he will be walking at 9 months. Calvin is the smartest baby in the world you know...wink wink. ;)

After almost a year Aaron finally has been given a job title at his job. He is the the Senior Research Analyst for American Communications Group, a lobbying firm here in Lincoln.

I recently began to Jazzercise- and I love it. It makes me feel good and it is a great stress reliever! I also enjoy it so much because I go with my mom and I love spending time with her. We have fun and we laugh A LOT! :) (you would too if you could see us.)

As usual, I have included recent pictures of Calvin. He is getting big and his hair is growing longer and longer each week. Aaron will not let me trim it- I think Calvin is going to have very long hair because Aaron does not want him to loose it like he did. I tell him that won't be for another 17 years or so. :)

Take care,
Abby


Calvin likes to play outside and pick up leaves.



















Mom made him wear this matching outfit.



















Calvin enjoys playing in his playpen.
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Friday, October 3, 2008

Calvin and friends

Good Morning,

I had to grab the camera first thing this morning and record Calvin playing and exploring in his bedroom. He is so much fun in the morning and can usually make mommy late for work because I would rather stay home and observe his every move. He can always put a smile on my face in the morning, he is such a joy. :)

Calvin likes to pull himself up to his toy chest and say hi to his friends that sit on top. (you will have to turn your head to watch this video, sorry.)

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BaBaBa- Calvin and his little lamb.
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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Baby Teeth and Lots of Drool


Calvin has been teething and has 2 new teeth on the bottom (you can see them in the picture). He has been a trooper. His two top teeth look like they will poke through any day now. Calvin is going to be a lion for Halloween. Strangely he has begun to growl at people as you can see in the video below with his cousins Cameron and Paige. Aaron and I think it is so cute, but we are not sure where he picked up this new GROWL? (You may also here grandma Farber in the background of this video trying to get her 3 grandchildren to pose for a perfect picture...surprisingly that did not happen. ;)


Paige, Cameron, and Calvin (the only one with all of them looking at the camera)















Video: Calvin growling at his cousins.
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Drool monster!













Calvin loves this little chick that quacks. We will have all of his toys out on the floor and he will not play with any of them until he finds his chick. It is so fun to watch him try to find it.
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Calvin's naked butt! :)